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Seaspray/MCHT Summer Paddling Series

Clapboard Island

2024 Seaspray/MCHT Summer Paddling Series:

What to expect:

  • Every Seaspray Guided Tour begins with a Safety and Skills review. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. There are no bathroom facilities on the islands. Be prepared to be one with nature! Porta Pottys are located at the Put-In locations.
  • Each person is responsible for carrying out their own trash.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to park, sign waivers, and get ready.

Cancellation policy

  • If the trip is canceled due to foul weather in the forecast, we’ll notify you via email 24 hours in advance and you’ll receive a full refund.
  • If your plans change, please let us know as soon as you can so we can fill your spot from the waitlist. If you cancel at least 48 hours in advance, you’ll receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the trip and no-shows will not receive a refund.

 

Clapboard Island

Lanes Island

Little Whaleboat (Photo: Jerry Monkman)

The Goslings

Malaga Island

Dates & Times

TBD

Summer Paddling Series:  Little Whaleboat/Whaleboat

Time 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Departure:  Mitchell Field, Harpswell

A Beautiful area to paddle! Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles, and Lobstermen hauling traps… all add to the scenic beauty as we explore these two islands in Casco Bay.

Cost:  $65             Capacity:  12

Call for Reservations for this Guided Tour:   (207) 404-1100

TBD

Summer Paddling Series: The Goslings
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Departure: Mere Point Boat Landing, Brunswick, Maine
Cost:  $65              Capacity: 12

Departing from the Mere Point Boat Launch in Brunswick, you’ll paddle past several upper Casco Bay islands on your way to The Goslings, one of Casco Bay’s favorite boating destinations.

This trifecta of small uninhabited islands features sandy pocket beaches, a trio of campsites, and a sandbar that connects East and West Gosling at low tide. The Goslings features a protected sandy anchorage that attracts day trippers and coastal cruisers alike to the renowned beauty of this spot. And keep an eye out as you paddle in – the rock ledges near the island are a favorite hang-out for a large community of seals.

This trip is appropriate for adults and children (8 years old and above recommended) of all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

Seaspray Summer Paddling Series: The Goslings | Sunday, July 16th

 

TBD

Summer Paddling Series: Malaga Island
Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.  
Departure: Meet at Purse Line Bait, Phippsburg, Maine
Cost:  $65          Capacity: 16

Choose a single kayak, a tandem kayak, or a paddleboard for this paddling experience!

Malaga Island in Phippsburg was once home to a mixed-race fishing community forcibly removed by the state in 1912. Today, Malaga is a public preserve and an important Maine historical site. This trip includes an easy paddle to the nearby island and a chance to learn about the people who once called the island home.

There will be time to explore the former locations of the homesteads that existed on the northern end of the island and walk the wooded loop trail. Be sure to pack a hearty lunch to complete your island experience.

This trip is appropriate for adults and children (8 years old and above recommended) of all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

Seaspray Summer Paddling Series: Malaga Island | Wednesday, July 19th

 

TBD

Summer Paddling Series: Clapboard Island
Time: 10:00-1:00 pm
Departure: Falmouth Town Landing, Falmouth, Maine
Cost:  $65              Capacity: 12

A short paddle from the Falmouth Town Landing, Clapboard Island Preserve features a little bit of everything for the perfect island experience: mature hardwoods, towering pines, abundant bird life, a quartet of gravel beaches, and beautiful views of Casco Bay.

There will be plenty of time to enjoy your lunch on the beach and explore the short trail system that runs through the interior of the island. (Pack a big lunch – you’ll be hungry!)

This trip is appropriate for adults and children (8 years old and above recommended) of all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

Seaspray Summer Paddling Series: Clapboard Island | Sunday, Aug 6th

 

TBD

Summer Paddling Series: Little Whaleboat and Whaleboat Islands
Time: 
Departure: Mitchell Field, Harpswell, Maine
C0st:  $65              Capacity: 12

Departing from Mitchell Field in Harpswell, you’ll paddle to one of MCHT’s newest preserves, Little Whaleboat Island, conserved in 2021.

This beloved island features two beautiful campsites (popular destinations on the Maine Island Trail), three crescent cobble beaches, and flat rock ledges overlooking seal haulouts on the southern end of the island.

Just a short paddle away is Whaleboat Island. At 122 acres, it’s the largest wild island in Casco Bay with a classic rocky shoreline, pebble beaches, and an expansive meadow awaiting your exploration.

There will be plenty of time to explore both islands and enjoy a one-of-a-kind island picnic. (Pack a big lunch – you’ll be hungry!)

This trip is appropriate for adults and children (8 years old and above recommended) of all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

Seaspray Summer Paddling Series: Little Whaleboat and Whaleboat Islands | Sunday, Aug 13th

 

TBD

Summer Paddling Series: Lanes Island
Time: 
Departure: Winslow Park, Freeport, Maine
Cost:  $65             Capacity: 16

Choose a single kayak, a tandem kayak, or a paddleboard for this paddling experience!

This trip departs from Winslow Park in Freeport for a short paddle to nearby Lane’s Island Preserve. Located near the mouth of the Royal River, Lanes Island in Yarmouth is 28 acres and features two campsites and a few stretches of sand beach and fringing salt marsh.

There will be plenty of time to explore all Lanes has to offer and enjoy a one-of-a-kind island picnic. (Pack a big lunch – you’ll be hungry!)

Been wanting to try out paddleboarding? This island paddle presents the perfect opportunity! This trip is appropriate for adults and children (8 years old and above recommended) of all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

Seaspray Summer Paddling Series: Lanes Island | Sunday, Aug 20th

 

TBD

Summer Paddling Series: Malaga Island
Time: 
Departure: Meet at Purse Line Bait, Phippsburg, Maine
Cost:  $65               Capacity: 16

Choose a single kayak, a tandem kayak, or a paddleboard for this paddling experience!

Malaga Island in Phippsburg was once home to a mixed-race fishing community forcibly removed by the state in 1912. Now a public preserve and an important Maine historical site, this trip includes an easy paddle to the nearby island and a chance to learn about the people who once called the island home.

There will be time to explore the former location of the homesteads that existed on the northern end of the island and walk the wooded loop trail. Be sure to pack a hearty lunch to complete your island experience.

This trip is appropriate for adults and children (8 years old and above recommended) of all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

Seaspray Summer Paddling Series: Malaga Island | TBD

Summer Paddling Series:  What to Bring? 

Water Bottle, Snack/Lunch

Water Shoes, Hat, Sunblock, Sunglasses/Strap

Bathing Suit/Shorts, Towel, Polypro Clothing, Fleece/Wind Breaker, Paddle Jacket